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Decided it was time for an updated mugshot. Not in my suit but still under my shade tree. Not only is this tree beautiful but it’s adjacent to my apiary and where I stand when I need to cool off mid inspection. Those suits are hot. But if you watched my moms story today you know why we wear them. Our queenless hive has been super aggressive and she got stung twice through gloves that weren’t suitable enough for today’s task. We hope the colony will accept their new hive and they will calm back down quickly. .... *
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#queenright #headshot #beekeeping #shadetree #littlered #buychapstick #savethebees #supportmybees #gingerpower #curlygirls #apiary #propergear

Shoutout to Honey bees for making this delicious day possible.

Sent this picture to her dad and he responded, “Either he’s really comfortable with bees or totally crazy”. The answer is both. We are super grateful to have so many experienced beekeepers to mentor us as we learn. Students are assigned a mentor through the Masters program and I was so thrilled when I heard he was her mentor. He is an excellent teacher with a gentle demeanor which makes for a fantastic learning environment.

The split didn’t make it. 😐
The parent hive of that split no longer has a queen so we took eggs from a strong hive and added it to this hive in hopes they raise and emergency queen. 🤞🏻
Our weakest hive going into winter is going gangbusters!!🎉😁
Our hugest hive must have had a small swarm as it is also lacking a queen. But there is an open queen cell so we will wait 7-10 days to see if she breeds and starts laying. If not we will order a new queen.
Still waiting to see if this mite treatment will work but we will also have #broodbreak in two hives which is helps reduce mite population.
So not the best news from today’s inspection but since changing our mindset from #moneymaker and #honey to #learning and #science the “bad news” really isn’t bad. *
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#masterbeekeepers #apprentice #beekeeping #beeks #beekeeper #swarmseason #apiary

It’s a beautiful day out today

Happy World Bee Day!! Let’s hope the bees know how much we appreciate them.

Here’s the other half. Hopefully you can read it well. It is an awesome story. Hope it happens at my funeral. It would be nice to know that my bees care.

A friend shared this with me. Thought I would share it as well. The other half is coming.

Queen Bee!

Working on her Apprentice Beekeeping Final while waiting for her brothers charter school class to get ready for science... with guest teacher Little Red!! We hauled in an empty hive and a frame or two of comb and all her equipment and clothing to introduce the K-3 kids to beekeeping. *
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#multitasking #finals #beekeeping #charterschool #teaching

Photo 1 is a good look at the length of the Queen’s long abdomen.
Photo 2 shows workers
Photo 3 is a drone *
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I love this picture because it shows a nurse bee, a hatching callow bee, capped brood, and newly laid eggs!!
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